Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition


Shipbreakers Wins Award in Accolade Global Film Competition

Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Feature


Pittsburgh, PA, 2016 –Paul Goodman, ETC faculty member Ralph Vituccio, and Tom Clancy (USA), Shipbreakers, Documentary Feature has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for an eye-opening documentary that takes a hard look at ‘where ships go to die’.  Shipbreakers features an exceptional story line on environmental issues and human rights abuses, powerful visuals and locations.

“Both Paul, Tom and I are honored to have received this wonderful award for our work. The film truly was a labor of love for all of us.”

The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at In winning an Accolade, Shipbreakers, joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning production of The Lady in Number Six by Malcolm Clarke, the very talented Dave Bossert (ETC Visiting Scholar) of Disney for his short documentary, The Tunes Behind The Toons, Hollywood industry veteran Ron Howard for When You Find Me and Highwire Films Australia for their popular ABC TV series twentysomething. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”




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